ABOUT

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Curren M. Whitfield completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology and Psychology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. She went on the earn a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ.

 

Since 2009 Curren has worked as a social worker and therapist in Northern New Jersey building relationships with children, teens, and families in behavioral and therapeutic schools, public schools, a residential treatment center, outpatient mental health center and private practice. With a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and strengths-based foundation, Curren specializes in child and adolescent issues, play therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy, treating children ages 3 and up.

 

Curren believes that every child deserves to feel safe, loved, supported, and connected. Each of these is imperative in a child's healthy attachment and development. Unfortunately, sometimes a child misses out on one or more of these things due to circumstances completely beyond their control, and often beyond the parents' control as well.

 

By providing a safe environment and a deeply respectful, child-centered, and friendly approach, children will learn to regulate emotions, better understand thoughts and feelings, and be able to process, heal, and grow in whatever way they need to; parents will feel supported in their parenting approach, and families will regain a sense of connection and healthy attachment to each other. 

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL​

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker  #44SC05712200 NJ

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Currently completing training to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT)

 

AFFILIATIONS

  • Association for Play Therapy (APT) 

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)